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Fungal meningitis deaths in Michigan increase

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Vials of the steroid distributed by New England Compounding Center (NECC) - implicated in a meningitis outbreak - are pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 14, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Minnesota Department of Health/Handout.
Vials of the steroid distributed by New England Compounding Center (NECC) - implicated in a meningitis outbreak - are pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 14, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Minnesota Department of Health/Handout.

LANSING (WKZO) -- The latest figures from the state Department of Community Health show that 224 people have been affected by the nation-wide outbreak meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections.  Of those, 10-people have died.  Three additional Michigan residents have died but they are being counted as Indiana cases because that is where they received the injections.

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